Local Matters is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire action because food affects the quality of our health, our land and our communities. As an organization, we educate children and adults about what healthful food is, where it comes from, how to grow it and how to cook it. We take a leadership role in identifying systemic issues and connecting with partners to share resources for greater impact. We inspire people to consider the impact of our current food system, and work with neighborhoods to build capacity to create opportunities for our communities to feed themselves and eat well. Broad Street Presbyterian Church is proud to have Local Matters as a neighbor and values the work that Local Matters does in our community.
Local Matters currently offers three core programs: Food Matters, Cooking Matters, and Growing Matters. Food Matters provides healthful food education to children and families. Cooking Matters provides cooking and nutrition education to adults and children to help them prepare affordable, healthy meals for their families. Growing Matters teaches community members to grow healthful and delicious foods in their own yards. With each of our programs, we strive to educate about local foods, nutrition, cooking, and growing; improve access to fresh and local foods and existing community resources; and engage in community-organizing projects to inspire greater involvement in a healthier food system for all. Click here for more information.